In May, the AVMA welcomed Pat Klebba to the AVMA family as new executive secretary of the Auxiliary to the AVMA.
After accumulating a wealth of experience in a variety of administrative and managerial positions in the Chicagoland area, Klebba sought the position because she wanted a job that had a larger sense of purpose.
"I made a commitment to myself about a year ago that I was going to do that — try to make some small difference in the world."
After meeting with some key members of the Auxiliary — Pat Anderson, president, Jan Knewtson, treasurer, and Kimberly Topper, president-elect — Klebba said she was impressed with their dedication. "The Auxiliary desires to give strong support to the AVMA and the veterinary profession," she said.
Anderson said of Klebba's appointment, "I am really excited about Pat joining the Auxiliary. She brings excellent professional skills coupled with a pleasant personality. Both should enhance the partnering of the Auxiliary and the AVMA in the efforts to support and promote the veterinary profession."
Klebba hopes to continue the ongoing efforts to increase membership and involvement in the Auxiliary, and is anxious to learn the ins and outs of the AVMA. "I'm pleased and proud to join the Auxiliary," Klebba said, "and I look forward to assisting the growth and expansion of the organization."